was responsible for the land and would have to pay a portion back to the owner. This would supply the land owners with workers and gave the black free men land to work as they couldn’t find land to buy. The sharecropping system would be beneficial to both parties. Blacks were no longer supervised and the land owners had a permanent and dependable work force. However, it wouldn’t last. As the crops, mainly cotton, declined in need, the landowners would eventually become sharecroppersthemselves as they had to sell their land. (Norton,2015)B. Industrialization One consequence of the industrialization era was how labor changed. Labor was paid based off of quality and craftsmanship.